Minister Hylton Calls for Opposition to Support Logistics Hub Project

Photo: JIS Photographer Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton addresses journalists at a press conference at his New Kingston office.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, is urging the Opposition to join with the Government “in the spirit of national unity”, on the Logistics Hub Initiative.

This, he said, “so that Jamaica can benefit from the historic opportunity, which the project presents.”

The Minister made the appeal on Thursday, June 6, at a press conference at his New Kingston offices.

The Logistics Hub Initiative is a comprehensive and multi-faceted project that includes clusters of global businesses operating from special economic zones, technology parks, logistics parks and industrial parks.

These businesses will be served by global carriers (sea, air and digital) operating from world class facilities and serving a global market. All the large businesses will be supported by Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and the local workforce allowing economic benefits to filter throughout the economy.

Minister Hylton stated that local investors such as banks, manufacturers and distributors, and the international investment community, including logistics providers, utility providers, a global consortium of legal, engineering and finance firms, and other global entities “have been alert to our initiative and are seeking to take advantage of the opportunities.”

The Global Hub Initiative, Mr. Hylton said, is an integral part of operationalizing the Prime Minister’s mandate to achieve “enduring and sustainable solutions” for growth.

“Our imperative is to integrate the Jamaican economy into the global value and supply chain by building a globally competitive platform,” he stated.

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